Doris Y. Kadish

Slavery in the Caribbean francophone world : distant voices, forgotten acts, forged identities

University of Georgia press

Athens, 2000
bibliothèque insulaire

archipel Caraïbe

parutions 2000

Slavery in the Caribbean francophone world : distant voices, forgotten acts, forged identities [based on a conference held at the University of Georgia in Oct. 1997] / ed. by Doris Y. Kadish. - Athens : University of Georgia press, 2000. - XXIII-247 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN 0-8203-2166-4
NOTE DE L'ÉDITEUR : Twelve scholars representing a variety of academic fields contribute to this study of slavery in the French Caribbean colonies, which ranges historically from the 1770s to Haiti's declaration of independent statehood in 1804. Including essays on the impact of colonial slavery on France, the United States, and the French West Indies, this collection focuses on the events, causes, and effects of violent slave rebellions that occurred in Saint-Domingue, Guadeloupe, and Martinique. In one of the few studies to examine the Caribbean revolts and their legacy from a U.S. perspective, the contributors discuss the flight of island refugees to the southern cities of New Orleans, Savannah, Charleston, Norfolk, and Baltimore that branded the lower United States as « the extremity of Caribbean culture ». Based on official records and public documents, historical research, literary works, and personal accounts, these essays present a detailed view of the lives of those who experienced this period of rebellion and change.

❙ Doris Y. Kadish is a professor of French and women's studies at the University of Georgia.
CONTENTS Introduction (Doris Y. Kadish)

Part 1 : French Perspectives

  • French Caribbean Slaves Forge their own Ideal of Liberty in 1789 (Catherine Reinhardt)
  • Voices Lost ? Staël and Slavery, 1786-1830 (John Claiborne Isbell)
  • Transmitting the Sense of Property : Reporting on a Slave Massacre in 1847 (Gabriel Moyal)

Part 2 : American Perspectives

  • Haitian Contributions to American History : A Journalistic Record (Leara Rhodes)
  • The Tricolor in Black and White : The French Revolution in Gabriel's Virginia (Douglas R. Egerton)
  • Greedy French Masters and Color-Conscious, Legal-Minded Spaniards in Colonial Louisiana (Kimberly S. Hanger)
  • Francophone Residents of Antebellum Baltimore and the Origins of the Oblate Sisters of Providence (Diane Batts Morrow)

Part 3 : Caribbean Perspectives

  • Creole, the Language of Slavery (Albert Valdman)
  • From the Problematic Maroon to a Woman-Centered Creole Project in the Literature of the French West Indies (A. James Arnold)
  • Exorcising Painful Memories : Raphaël Confiant and Patrick Chamoiseau (Marie-José N'Zengou-Tayo)

Part 4 : Legacies

  • From the Plantation to the Penitentiary : Chain, Classification, and Codes of Deterrence (Joan Dayan)
  • Maryse Condé and Slavery (Doris Y. Kadish)
  • « Translating slavery : gender and race in French women's writing, 1783-1823 » ed. by Doris Y. Kadish and Françoise Massardier-Kenney, Kent (Ohio) : Kent state university press, 1994, 2009
  • Doris Y. Kadish and Deborah Jenson (ed.), « Poetry of Haitian independence » foreword by Edwige Danticat, New Haven : Yale university press, 2015

mise-à-jour : 3 août 2009
Doris Y. Kadish : Slavery in the Caribbean francophone world